The brand new "Rough Guide to Romania" is the definitive handbook to one of Europe's most fascinating, scenic and least discovered countries. The full-colour introduction highlights all the 'things not to miss', from the wilds of the Carpathian mountains to the marvellous Delta wetlands, as well as the country's many unique festivals. Two full-colour sections describe the myriad outdoor activities available - from mountain hikes and skiing, to bear and wolf tracking - and the country's extraordinary religious architecture. The guide reviews all the top hotel and restaurant options to suit every taste and budget and the 'Author's Pick' feature highlights the very best, while there are concise maps and plans throughout.The contexts section includes informed background on Romania's history, wildlife, literature, music and, of course, Dracula.
From the wilds of the Carpathian mountains to the beautiful Delta wetlands, and from medieval churches to traditional local festivals, Romania is a country waiting to be discovered. Get expert advice on travelling around, whether you're chugging along on an old-fashioned train or bundled with the locals into a maxitaxi, and read the latest tips on where to find the most welcoming village homestays and the tastiest Moldavian parjoale Make the most of your time on earth™ with The Rough Guide to Romania.
The Rough Guide to Romania is the definitive handbook on one of Europe's most fascinating, scenic and enigmatic countries. The full-colour introduction highlights all the unmissable sights from the wilds of the Carpathian mountains to the marvellous Delta wetlands, as well as referencing the country's many unique festivals. Two full-colour sections describe the many outdoor activities on offer - from mountain hikes and skiing, to bear and wolf tracking - as well as the country's extraordinary religious architecture. This comprehensive guide reviews all the top hotel and restaurant options for every taste and budget, and includes informed background on Romania's history, wildlife, literature, music and, of course, Dracula. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of Romania, whilst stunning photography makes this your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on earthTM with The Rough Guide to Romania.
Whether you're tracking wild bears, dancing with Gypsies or braving Dracula's lair, you won't set a foot wrong with The Rough Guide to Romania. From the folk customs of Maramure? and painted monasteries of Bucovina to Bucharest's thriving gastronomic scene, Rough Guides' freshly updated seventh edition takes you on a time-travelling trip around this most diverse of destinations. With a section of suggested itineraries, plus detailed maps and gorgeous full-colour photographs throughout, you'll feel inspired to step off the beaten track and really explore Romania's wealth of cultural riches. Our local-expert authors have also peppered The Rough Guide to Romania with anecdotal titbits, hand-picked tips and unparalleled historical background to ensure you squeeze every last drop of potential from your travels. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Romania.
Rosemary Rennon discovered Romania in 1993 when she went hunting for the small village where her father was born. She was captivated by its scenery and by the simplicity of a country just awakening from its long communist nightmare. Unfamiliar to many due to its long isolation, Romania is comprised of five distinct regions resulting from both their unique landscapes and their historical populations of Dacians, Romanians, Germans, Hungarians and Turks. In addition to its rolling green hills and valleys, with the arc of the Carpathian mountain chain in its centre, the country's southeastern region on the Black Sea provides a massive wildlife refuge, as well as miles of sandy beach resorts. Its cities are filled with outstanding architectural gems and modern activities. All this, plus a fascinating, turbulent history and the lovely Romanian tongue-considered by many to be the original romance language-belong to a culture one will never want to leave.
The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Bucharest is the ultimate travel guide to this absorbing capital city. It leads you through Bucharest with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the crumbling Old Town to the colossal Palace of Parliament and from the city's pleasant green spaces right out to the northern suburbs. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Bucharest also covers the top places to visit outside the city, including Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov and Clejani, a centre for Gypsy music. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Romania, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the whole country, including transport, food, drink, costs, activities, health, safety and tourist information. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Romania. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Bucharest is equivalent to 60 printed pages.
The brand-new Rough Guide to Slovenia is the definitive handbook to one of Europe''s smallest, yet most beguiling nations. The northernmost republic of the former Yugoslavia, straddles central Europe and the Balkans, and is said to be the greenest country on the continent. There''s a wealth of things to see and do. The guide covers the country in all the detail it deserves, with as much attention to the capital Ljubljana''s youthful culture and Baroque and Hapsburg architecture as to the stunning cave network at Postojna, the wilds of the Julian Alps and the charms of the Istrian coastline. There are maps and plans throughout and a full-colour introductory section listing the author''s favourite ''things not to miss''. The contexts section includes informed background on Slovenian history, folklore, music and wildlife.
The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Transylvania is the ultimate travel guide to this breathtaking part of Romania. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Brasov to Sighisoara and from wildlife-watching in the Carpathians to folk music, festivals and fortified churches. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Transylvania covers Prahova valley; Brasov; the Piatra Craiului and Zarnesti; Fagaras; Sighisoara; Sibiu; the Marginimea Sibiului; Alba Iulia; Orastie; Deva; Corvin Castle; Hateg; the Retezat mountains; the Székely Land; Miercurea Ciuc; the Upper Mures valley; Târgu Mures; Cluj; the Apuseni mountains; Northern Transylvania; and Bistrita. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Romania, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the whole country, including transport, food, drink, costs, activities, health, safety and tourist information. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Romania. The Rough Guides Snapshot Romania: Transylvania is equivalent to 120 printed pages.
An in-depth look at visiting, living in and experiencing all the timeless wonders that Romania has to offer, written by someone who has lived here for years and speaks and understands the local culture.
A land of mountains, hills, and fertile plains, Romania is a tourist destination waiting to be discovered. It is a rich and complex country: a place whose cities are home to beautiful parks and vibrant cultural scenes; whose people welcome guests warmly into their homes, sharing the best of whatever they have, and party into the night, suffused by Latin joie de vivre. Buffeted over time between three great powers—the West, Russia, and Turkey—Romania betrays the cultural influences of each, and it can be a difficult place to get a handle on. Culture Smart! Romania provides an indispensable tool for the foreign visitor, digging deep behind the clichés, explaining many of the behavioral quirks of the people, smoothing your path toward better understanding, and outlining the many attractions—cultural, social, and geographical—that await you in this underexplored part of Europe.
Transylvania is a wild, wooded, intensely romantic region, filled with mountains, gorges and valleys, myths and legends, dragons, bears, wolves and vampires. This guide covers a whole range of attractions and gives full details of practicalities - accommodation, eating out and transport. Discover old Saxon merchants' towns such as Brasov, Sibiu, Cluj, Medias and Sebes; impressive citadels like Sighisoara, Bran and Hunedoara and the truth behind the Dracula myth. The villages of the historic Szekely region have been untouched for centuries, and there are many Dacian and Roman ruins to explore.
This third edition of the Rough Guide to Moscow is the definitive guide to Russia's dynamic capital. Features include extensive coverage of all the sights from the Red Square to the historic towns of Vladimir and Suzdal. There are insider reviews of the best places to stay, eat, drink and go clubbing, as well as the low-down on the arts and children's Moscow. Contemporary culture and politics are examined, with insights into the people who have shaped this city's tumulthous history.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the vibrant landscape by hiking the Carpathians, relax on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, or experience the kaleidoscope of colours in the Bucovina Monasteries; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Romania and Bulgaria and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including folk culture, myths, history, visual arts, crafts, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine Over 70 local maps Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Outdoor Activities Coverage of Sofia, Bucharest, Wallachia, the Black Sea Coast, Moldavia, Transylvania, Maramures, Crisana, Banat, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, the Danube, Kazanlak, Sibiu, the Danube Delta, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria, our most comprehensive guide to Romania and Bulgaria, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
How does it feel when Transylvania is heaven on earth, but scary as hell? When you wake from a political nightmare, with a social headache? When your country is transformed, but not really? When the front door is for VIPs and the back door is for you? When you buy the perfect home in the wrong place? When you mix Thracians, Dacians, Romans, Saxons, Turks, Hungarians, French, Russians and a Brit?Mike Ormsby is a writer, global nomad and former BBC journalist/World Service trainer, whose collection of 58 short stories - funny and bittersweet – has become a cult read among Romanians, Romaniaphiles and the uninitiated, around the world.These ironic but affectionate tales, of ordinary people in often-extraordinary circumstances, have earned glowing reviews from Romania's literary critics. Some dubbed the author 'our British Caragiale', after their beloved Victorian-era playwright and satirist.Each story offers a unique glimpse of this irresistible, dynamic and enthralling country, where the locals say: "Ca la noi, la nimeni: there's nobody quite like us.” That's neither a boast nor a confession, just a fact, and Ormsby's colourful characters will entertain, educate and enrage. It usually depends on who is reading...
The Rough Guide to Hungary is the definitive guide to this beautiful land-locked nation, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions from the thickly forested Northern Uplands and The Great Plain to the spectacular Lake Balaton and hip capital city, Budapest. You'll find introductory sections on Hungarian customs, health, food, drink and outdoor activities as well as Hungarian wine and extraordinary concentration of thermal bars, all inspired by dozens of colour photos. The Rough Guide to Hungary is loaded with practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping in Hungary for all budgets. Rely on expert background information on everything from Hungarian folk music to Habsburg rule whilst relying on a useful language section and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Hungary
Rediscover this gothic romance that is a gripping combination of historical atmosphere and psychological thriller, from New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn. A husband, a family, a comfortable life: Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it all. With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh—and a disappointed suitor—far behind. She is bound for Rumania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence. She arrives at a magnificent, decaying castle in the Carpathians, replete with eccentric inhabitants: the ailing dowager; the troubled steward; her own fearful friend, Cosmina. But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle’s master, Count Andrei Dragulescu. Bewildering and bewitching in equal measure, the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora’s imagination and awakens passions in her that she can neither deny nor conceal. His allure is superlative, his dominion over the superstitious town, absolute—Theodora may simply be one more person under his sway. Before her sojourn is ended—or her novel completed—Theodora will have encountered things as strange and terrible as they are seductive. For obsession can prove fatal…and she is in danger of falling prey to more than desire. Originally published in 2010
Author: Daniel Jacobs,Dan Richardson,Shafik Meghji
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The Rough Guide to Egypt is your essential travel guide to this ancient land. Fully revised and updated, the guide provides unparalleled coverage of everything from Egypt�s tombs, temples and pyramids to diving in the Red Sea, desert safaris and cruising the Nile in style. With accurate maps, plans, colour spreads and beautiful colour photography throughout; you'll find informed practical advice on what to see and do in Egypt, plus honest reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. Adventurous, informative and opinionated, The Rough Guide to Egypt puts the facts at your fingertips, introducing you to the country�s best reefs and beaches, the latest discoveries from antiquity, the remotest oases, nightlife only locals know and much, much more. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Egypt
The Rough Guide to Budapest is the ultimate travel guide to one of Europe's most fascinating and dynamic cities. Now available in ePub format. In full colour throughout, with dozens of colour photos to illustrate the finest of Budapest's great buildings, landmarks and distinctive neighbourhoods, this guide will show you the best the city has to offer. Whether you want high culture or a thriving underground club scene - including the city's unique "ruin pubs" - haute cuisine or pampering in spas, Budapest is the place to come. Easy-to-use maps for each neighbourhood make getting around easy. With detailed chapters featuring all the best hotels, restaurants and cafés, pubs and bars, live music and clubs, shops, theatre, kids' activities and more, you'll be sure to make the most of your time in the city with The Rough Guide to Budapest.